– 5 Signs that your body is asking for vitamins
When your body is trying to tell you something, for example, that you are having low or critics levels of vitamins, they could contain some strange effects.
“With the actual diet that we used to do, accustomed to processed foods, it is easy to become vitamin-deficient. Whether by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorb it properly due to digestive problems,” says Dr. Susan Blum , founder of the Blum Center for Health and author of the new book “recovery Plan Immune System.”
You may not have a disease, but you can end up with performance issues, because vitamins are important factors in all biochemical reactions in the body. We need them to function properly.
The abnormal functioning can sometimes manifest in mysterious ways.
Here are five unusual warning signs that could constitute a vitamin deficiency present.
The good news is that most of these symptoms are correctable with diet; one more reason to make nutrition a priority. But if food treatments do not work, be sure to consult your doctor.
– Signal N º 1: Cracks in the corners of the mouth.
Deficiency: Iron, zinc and B vitamins, including niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), and B12. “It is common if you are vegetarian, you do not get enough iron, zinc and vitamin B12,” says Blum. Because the diet is that you are skimping on essential protein building your immune system.
The solution: Eat more chicken, salmon, tuna, eggs, oysters, clams, dried tomatoes, spinach, tahini, peanuts and legumes such as lentils. Iron absorption is enhanced by vitamin C, which helps fight infections, so it is good to combine these foods with vegetables like broccoli, red pepper, cabbage and cauliflower.
– Signal N º 2: Red rash on the face (and sometimes elsewhere) and hair loss.
Deficiency: Biotin (B7), known as the vitamin for hair. While the body stores fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), does not store most of the B vitamins, which are water soluble. The bodybuilders take note: Eating raw eggs makes you vulnerable, because a protein called avidin which inhibits the body’s ability to absorb biotin.
The solution: Prepare a more boiled eggs (since cooking deactivates avidin), and start eating more salmon, avocado, mushrooms, cauliflower, soybeans, walnuts, raspberries, and bananas.
– Signal N º 3: The appearance of white spots and red acne type, usually on the cheeks, arms, thighs and buttocks.
Deficiency: Essential fatty acids and vitamins A and D.
The solution: Reduce the consumption of saturated fats and trans fats, which we should do anyway, and increase healthy fats. Focus on adding more salmon and sardines for our meals, nuts such as walnuts and almonds, and seeds such as flax, hemp and chia. To increase vitamin A, eat leafy greens and colorful vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and red peppers. “They provide beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, which your body will use to produce vitamin A,” says Blum. “For vitamin D, however, I recommend using a supplement containing vitamins A and K, which help with the absorption of D”.
– Signal N º 4: Numbness, tingling and numbness in the hands, feet or elsewhere.
Deficiency: B vitamins such as folate (B9), B6 and B12. “It is a problem directly related to the peripheral nerves and skin where they end,” Blum says, noting that these symptoms may be combined with anxiety, depression, anemia, fatigue and hormonal imbalances.
The solution: Eat lots of spinach, asparagus, beets, beans, eggs, octopus, mussels, clams, oysters and chicken.
– Signal No. 5: Muscle cramps in the form of sharp pains in the feets, calves, soles of the feet and the backs of the legs.
Deficiency: Magnesium, calcium, and potassium. “If you are going cramps frequently, is a clue that you are lack of these vitamins,” says Blum. If you’re an athlete or you’re training hard, you can lose more minerals (and water soluble B vitamins) through sweat.
The solution: Eat more bananas, almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkin or squash, cherries, apples, grapefruit, broccoli, cabbage, and leafy greens like kale, spinach and dandelions.